A Prayer Book for the 21st Century

Author: John McQuiston II
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819225770
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For thousands of years men and women found meaning and a deep sense of belonging though faith in God. But today, traditional images of God (as an all-powerful father figure) and much standard prayer and worship language are no longer plausible for many believers. Yet the hunger to know – and communicate with – the Sacred in some form remains strong. In this unique prayer book John McQuiston, bestselling author of Always We Begin Again, provides morning and evening devotions for two weeks, plus complete Morning and Evening Prayer services, along with a Service of Commemoration for Our Union. All use a language for and about God that reflects contemporary understandings of God and God's actions in the universe. This pocket-sized devotional is an excellent resource for individuals and congregations who are seeking to worship in a language that acknowledges today's realities and theology. "I have faith that the whole of reality is God relating to God, That we are to God as a wave is to the sea. God is the thinker and the thought, The force of gravity, The wind on the waters, The process of change, The air we breathe, The water we drink, The bread we eat. God is the nameless origin of names, Acting in all that is, Evolving and unchanging, Uncreated, ultimate, unfathomable, From whom all things proceed, Of which all things are, To which all things return." --From A Prayer Book for the 21st Century

Leaps and Boundaries

Author: Paul Victor Marshall
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9780819217189
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Ten experts in worship and liturgical reform imagine the possibilities for new liturgy. Includes essays by the editors and J. Neil Alexander, Marion J. Hatchett, Carol Doran, Linda Moeller, Ormonde Plater, Leigh Axton Williams, Richard G. Leggett, and Philip H. Pfatteicher.

Prayer for the 21st Century

Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 9780850918144
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International best-selling author John Marsden's heartfelt and compelling text speaks to young and old, expressing deeply held hopes and fears that we all recognise. This is a beautiful and provocative book with a universal message.

Carmelite Prayer

Author: Keith J. Egan
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809141937
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Thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic, this collection of essays provides a clear picture of Carmelite teaching while encouraging a journey of discovery and faith.

Saint Benedict on the Freeway

Author: Corinne Ware
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426734263
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How can we heal the rift between our daily lives and the sacred? How can we live a life capable of hearing "the still small voice" of God while experiencing the speed and sensory overload of modern life? This book is Ware's answer to these questions. She acknowledges that others have addressed the questions. On the one hand there are books which have significant depth but speak in academic or "in-group" language and provide little help adapting these insights to everyday life. On the other hand, there are practical "how-to" exercises which assist in very particular spiritual experiences but which do not offer integrated, sustainable, life-changing patterns. St. Benedict on the Freeway fills this gap. It "translates into twenty-first century life spiritually formative practices worked out in the past, creatively adapting those disciplines to contemporary daily life." This adaptation is the heart of Ware's book. She attempts first to draw attention to our own awareness of God. She discusses how a "Rule" functioned for Benedict's time, and how it can function for us as a liberating reminder of God instead of as another repressive and burdensome taskmaster. Ware also asks how the hours of prayer--vigils, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, compline--can increase our spiritual awareness even if our 'community' does not stop for prayer at designated times during the day. Also, Ware explores prayer in dimensions beyond the spoken word. The author targets what she terms "something more" people: those who want to grow spiritually but do not know how to do so. Typically these people go on retreats and hear inspirational speakers, but their everyday lives lack the luster of those occasional times. They go from one spiritual oasis to another, wishing for something that will sustain them in between. St. Benedict on the Freeway responds to this yearning as both a book for personal reading and a resource for small groups in the church.

A Church for the 21st Century

Author: Leith Anderson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441263071
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From the author of Dying for Change, a book on how to bring change to a local church to meet the challenges of a changing society.

Christ of the 21st Century

Author: Ewert Cousins
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826406998
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Cousins evaluates our present religious condition and reflects on the importance of tradition, spirituality, and mysticism in understanding ourselves and others.

Prayer Did It

Author: Patti Janacaro
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450289061
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My husband was dying. Every major organ except his heart was shutting down and he had zero white blood cells. But, prayer healed him. After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, four code blues, six weeks in a coma, dialysis treatments, blood transfusions, chest drains and more they told us he was dying. However, we would not give up. We just prayed along with numerous prayer chains against the odds. We prayed for white cells as he had no chance of recovery without them, the chances were slim that he would get them in time, but still we prayed. Only hours away from being taken off life support the white cells appeared and he started recovering immediately! Our prayers were answered as we witnessed a miracle.